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Frank John Hughes

Assigned to patrol the terminals of the bustling Los Angeles International Airport, LAPD officer Henry Engels - played by Frank John Hughes - searches out any possible threats to the safety of passengers and airport staff including the suspicious young man on NBC's drama LAX.

A native New Yorker, Hughes learned his craft at Manhattan's famed Actors Studio. He's starred in numerous films and TV series, most recently opposite Tom Hanks in Steven Spielberg's Catch Me if You Can.

Prior to this role, Hughes starred in the Emmy Award-winning cable miniseries, Band of Brothers, playing one of the central characters in the real-life story, the ill-fated Guarniere.

Hughes' other feature credits include Michael Bay's action hit, Bad Boys, opposite Will Smith and Martin Lawrence; a starring role with Richard Ruccolo in Scott Thomas' Anacardium, and a starring role opposite Jeremy Piven in Danny Leiner's Layin' Low. He was also featured opposite Christopher Walken in Abel Ferrara's The Funeral.

At the 1997 Sundance Film Festival, Hughes created a sensation with his starring role in Robert Celestino's gripping psychodrama, Mr. Vincent. His haunting portrayal of a high school teacher obsessed by a former lover was described by one critic as chillingly persuasive. The film went on to be featured at the Toronto, Berlin, Santa Barbara and Mill Valley festivals.

In 1998-99, Hughes was the series lead with Ice-T and Costas Mandylor in Dick Wolf's series, Players. He has also guest-starred on a variety of series including NBC's Law & Order, Boomtown, Homicide: Life on the Street, Without a Trace, JAG, The Guardian, Monk, Curb Your Enthusiasm and New York Undercover. He recurred on Shawn Cassidy's critically acclaimed Cover Me, and was featured in the television feature Confessions of a Campus Bookie.

Hughes currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and son. His birthday is November 11.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Frank John Hughes Facts

BirthdayNovember 11, 1967 (53)
BirthplaceBronx, New York, USA
Height5' 6" (1m68)  How tall is Frank John Hughes compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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